The Grinch Inspired Cinnamon Rolls

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I don't remember the first time I heard about the Grinch, but I also don't remember a time when I didn't know the story or who he is! The Grinch, by Dr Seuss, has always been a part of my childhood memories and, likewise, has always been a part of Christmas!

I think the best part about The Grinch is the actual moral of the story, which many will say is the fact that Christmas is in our hearts and not in the decorations and presents. However, I think the actual moral of the story is this, we all have goodness inside of us, but a lot of us just have hearts that are a few sizes too small and we need the right people to make them grow, that's all. I can't promise that your heart will grow 3 sizes in one day, but the recipe for these Grinch Cinnamon Rolls will start you off in the right direction!

Grinch Cinnamon Rolls

We all know how I like my recipes, right? Maximum effect with MINIMAL time and effort! Yup, this semi-homemade, Grinch inspired recipe hits all of those key points and then some! Plus, we can impress the yoga pants off of all of those Pinterest-Moms by showing up with a plate of these bad boys!

Here is what you need:

(1) 8-10 ct Package of Cinnamon Rolls, any brand

Green Food Coloring

Red Candy Hearts

We all know how I like my recipes, right? Maximum effect with MINIMAL time and effort! Yup, this semi-homemade, Grinch inspired recipe hits all of those key points and then some! Plus, we can impress the yoga pants off of all of those Pinterest-Moms by showing up with a plate of these bad boys!

You read that right. You don't have to scroll back up. You only need 3 ingredients to make these adorable and delicious Grinch Cinnamon Rolls! I know, I know, you can thank me later! *wink wink*

Here is how you make them:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Open the package of cinnamon rolls, place the cinnamon rolls 2-3 inches apart on a baking sheet and bake according to the instructions.

Remove from the oven.

Add a few drops of green food coloring to the icing that came with the cinnamon rolls and stir to combine.

Frost each cinnamon roll with green icing.

Add 1 red heart to each cinnamon roll.

You read that right. You don't have to scroll back up. You only need 3 ingredients to make these adorable and delicious Grinch Cinnamon Rolls! I know, I know, you can thank me later! *wink wink*

Once you are done, place them on a GORGEOUS plate and serve them to your adoring fans family and friends, who will be amazed at how awesome they look, how delicious they are and, they will have no idea how EASY they were to make. (I won't tell them, if you don't!)

We all know how I like my recipes, right? Maximum effect with MINIMAL time and effort! Yup, this semi-homemade, Grinch inspired recipe hits all of those key points and then some! Plus, we can impress the yoga pants off of all of those Pinterest-Moms by showing up with a plate of these bad boys!

Seriously, these would be perfect for any breakfast in December, but ESPECIALLY Christmas morning! They would be fun to have after seeing the new Grinch movie or watching the other Grinch movie at home! These could even be an awesome family activity to accompany the book!

The Grinch by Dr. Seuss has always been a part of my childhood memories and the Grinch, himself, has always been a part of Christmas! I can't promise that your heart will grow 3 sizes in one day, but the recipe for these Grinch Cinnamon Rolls might start you off in the right way!

Check out my other Christmas-related posts to get you in the holiday spirit!

Grinch Cinnamon Rolls

  • 1 Package of Cinnamon Rolls (8-10 rolls) (any brand or you can use homemade, if you'd prefer)
  • Green Food Coloring
  • Red Candy Hearts or Sprinkle Hearts (1 per cinnamon roll)
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Open the package of cinnamon rolls and discard the packaging.
  3. Place the cinnamon rolls 2-3″ a part on a baking sheet.
  4. Bake 12-14 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven.
  6. Add a few drops of green food coloring to the icing that came with the cinnamon rolls and stir to combine.

  7. Frost each cinnamon roll with green icing.
  8. Add 1 red heart to each cinnamon roll.

“And what happened, then? Well, in Whoville they say – that the Grinch’s small heart grew three sizes that day.”

The Grinch by Dr. Seuss has always been a part of my childhood memories and the Grinch, himself, has always been a part of Christmas! I can't promise that your heart will grow 3 sizes in one day, but the recipe for these Grinch Cinnamon Rolls might start you off in the right way!

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24 thoughts on “The Grinch Inspired Cinnamon Rolls”

  1. These are absolutely adorable! I love themed foods and these Grinch cinnamon rolls look cute and delicious! I will so be making these with my daughter!

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  2. I will have to make these for my kids. I’ve never seen these before.

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  3. The Grinch cinnamon rolls look delicious. What an amazing idea. I am not much into baking, but would love to try this out. Thanks for the recipe.

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  4. This one looks delicious! I love trying new food items. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. We ALWAYS do cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning – I love the idea of adding a Grinch theme this year. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  6. This is such a fun idea. My kids would love it if I made these. They are huge Grinch fans.

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  7. This is one of my kids favorite movies. They would absolutely love to make these as a treat!

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  8. I never really thought to make cinnamon rolls any other way besides the “normal”. These are so very awesome!

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  9. Ohh I love this! Cinnamon rolls are always a good idea, and I love the Grinch spin you put on these!

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  10. I so love this sumptuous cooking hack. I just love the food so is cooking them mesmerized me.

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  11. I like the idea of having grinch cinnamon rolls for breakfast on a Christmas morning. It looks fun to make. So, I’m going to try making them. I know it’s going to be a big hit for the kids.

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  12. Wow that’s a wonderful recipe. Will definitely going to try this recipe this weekend looks likes easy and doable

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  13. Anything that easy to make that is delicious is a holiday win in my book. I think this is a fun idea!

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  14. oh my goodness. how cute is that?!? I love the idea of adding food coloring and sprinkles to theme out breakfast. Now the wheels in my head are spinning for how I can have a themed breakfast for my favorite Christmas movies!!!

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  15. Ohhh, I love the idea of decorating it with some Holiday vibe. I guess I will try to make this and the designs too.

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  16. Yum! Cinnamon Rolls is my mom’s favorite. I tried some recipe before, this is the most adorable theme!

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  17. Omg, seriously not sure how I missed these originally. But glad I found them as I am so going to make these with the Grinch Rice Krispie Treats that I shared on my own blog the next time we watch The Grinch here now, too! Thanks 🙂

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  18. Awesome treat for a themed breakfast or brunch. I know the kids love it.

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  19. I havent made cinnamon rolls in forever! These look so good! I might bust out a batch for Christmas morning. Thanks for the inspiration!

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